Through coordination of infrastructure providers and strategic investment in key areas, e-INIS provides researchers with improved access to world-class resoures.
e-INIS partners manage
some of the most advanced capacity and capability computing systems
available to Irish researchers. Expert teams in both regional and national centres provide access and support on a range of advanced compute resources. Improved collaboration coupled with a programme of ongoing investment ensures that researchers have access to the best of facilities.
Data Storage and Management
With increasing amounts of research becomming constrained by capacity and expertise in dealing with data sets, the provision of large scale storage and management services is a key activity of the e-INIS project. As coordinated effort among the project partners, e-INIS is dedicated meeting some of the data management requirements of the Irish research community
Advanced Communications and Middleware Services
Through close collaboration with partners HEAnet, the e-INIS consortium is leading the way in developing Ireland's next generation of research communications infrastructure. Middleware services provided include access to national and international Grid computing infrastructures and improved user / access management mechanisms.
Research Data Sets
Layered above the Data Storage and Management activities, the maintenance and provision of research data sets extends the offerings of the e-INIS consortium beyond physical resoures. The provision of managed access to large-scale data sets around which to foster collaborations and further data-driven research is a key objective in e-Infrastructures.
User Training and Support
e-INIS partners are closely engaged with the national user community and offer user training courses and expert support services.